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9-year-old donates bikes to Children In Crisis

Special to The Log
Ken Hair receives a $300 donation of bikes for the children living at the Children in Crisis Neighborhood from 9-year-old Marlee Green. SPECIAL TO THE LOG

Nine-year old Marlee Green has learned to be charitable at an early age.

During her recent birthday party, she decided to have a fundraiser to purchase bikes for the children living at the Children In Crisis Neighborhood. She asked her guests to bring a donation or gift card so she could purchase bikes instead of toys for her birthday. She also started a gift card campaign in her neighborhood to help. She raised more than $300 to purchase bikes for the CIC children that didn’t have one.

“I just wanted to help the children at the Children’s Neighborhood," Marlee said when she delivered the bikes to CIC. "Some children don’t have as many things as I do.”

Ken Hair, CIC president/CEO, said, “When Marlee said that she wanted to donate bikes to the children living at the CIC Neighborhood, it made me very happy. This is the second year she has donated her birthday presents to CIC, and I know this is something she will look forward to next year.”

Children in Crisis, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization of caring people working together to provide homes and establish hope to the foster children of our community. For more information on Children in Crisis Inc., please visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org or call at 850-864-4242.